Thursday, November 23

Let Us Now Praise Pharoah Sanders, Master of Sax

"In A.B. Spellman’s essential 1966 book, Four Lives in the Bebop Business, Ornette Coleman said the following: 'The best statements Negroes have made, of what their soul is, have been on tenor saxophone.' As wise as Coleman was, it’s a debatable point: Charlie Parker and Ornette himself both ignited revolutions on alto. But it makes sense, too. Whether Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, or Albert Ayler (to name just a few), black musicians gave their lives to that instrument, told their stories through it, and crafted and refined — and defined — the tenor saxophone’s various sounds and textures. ..."
Voice (Video)
Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid // Jewels Of Thought // Summun Bukmun Umyun - Deaf Dumb Blind (Video)
amazon: Four Lives in the Bebop Business

2015 December: Maleem Mahmoud Ghania With Pharaoh Sanders - The Trance Of Seven Colors (1994), 2016 January: Ptah, The El Daoud - Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders (1970), 2016 November: Tauhid (1967), 2017 May: The Pharoah Sanders Story: In the Beginning 1963-1964

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